Mike Bibby

Drafted #2 in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Grizzlies
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Position: PG
High School: Shadow Mountain High School (Arizona)
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
College: Arizona
Current Team: Arizona
Win - Loss: 27 - 9


NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
May 06, 2008, 11:56 pm
Overview: A veteran point guard who can distribute and shoot equally well. Has decent size and bulk for the point guard position. Deceptively quick and fast, although not quite as athletic as he once was. Not a great leaper, but has the touch to finish creatively. A solid offensive floor general. Can run the point, but is also a tremendous scorer. Doesn’t bring a lot to the defensive end. Was a similar player during his two years at Arizona. Won the Pac 10 Player of the Year Award as a sophomore. Developed steadily to his current level of play, but has had trouble staying healthy. One of the best at his position when healthy. Father, Henry, had a fine NBA career and coached collegiately at Southern Cal.

Offense: A talented scoring point guard. Will score off of his spot up ability, take his man one-on-one, and run the pick and roll. One of the best shooting point guards in the game. Very consistent from three point range. Makes and takes a ton of attempts. Will knock down jumpers off the dribble with great consistency as well. Likes to take a rhythm dribble when the defense closes out on him too hard. Would shoot a much higher percentage if he displayed better shot-selection. Not much close range game. Doesn’t get to the rim at a very high rate due to his lack of explosiveness and ability to hit shots from the outside. Will finish creatively at the rim, and displays good touch on his finger roll, but isn’t athletic enough to be effective. Great free throw shooter when he can get to the line, which isn’t much these days. Solid ball handler and passer, although a bit too turnover prone. Loves to create offense in transition. Displays very good court vision. Won’t always give the ball up due to his ability to hit shots from the outside.

Defense: A mediocre defender who doesn’t bring much to the defensive end. Isn’t quick enough to stay in front of many starting point guards in the game today. Will make an effort to deny penetration periodically, but isn’t consistent. Much more interested in playing offense. Goes after long rebounds with an intent to turn the ball up the floor and run the fast break. Doesn’t have the length to contest every shot his man takes. Will make a good play on the ball occasionally. Needs to improve his effort, or at least look to deny penetration to help his teammates out.